03 February 2019

Ram 1500 Named to Car and Driver’s 10 Best Trucks and SUV’s List

  • The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 wins the Full-Size Pickup category
  • Car and Driver evaluates each contender against its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is and how compelling it is to operate

Experts at Car and Driver have named the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 to their “10 Best Trucks and SUV’s” list as the winner in the Full-Size Pickup truck category.

Car and Driver evaluates each contender against its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is and how compelling it is to operate.

The new 2019 Ram 1500 - the most-awarded light duty truck in America, which was also named as North American Truck of the Year at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit - continues its streak of award wins, taking the full-size Pickup category this year.

According to Car and Driver, “In its comfort, composure and capability, the Ram 1500 is America at its best. In the upper trims, Laramie Longhorn and Limited, the detailing and material richness exceed not only those of any other current pickup, but the standards established by any domestic vehicle in many decades. And the Ram’s rear suspension delivers a class-leading ride with or without a trailer, smoothing out high-frequency chatter and shrugging off big impacts with ease.”

2019 Ram 1500

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, leading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Overall weight for the Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds (102 kgs). The frame uses advanced materials and engineering to eliminate 100 pounds (45.4 kgs) while increasing stiffness and durability for 12,750 pounds (5,783 kgs) of towing capability and 2,300 pounds (1,043 kgs) of payload. The new Uconnect® 4C with a massive 12-inch (305 mm) touchscreen leads the pickup world with technology, featuring split-screen capability and 360-degree camera views. Active safety and security systems join the technology onslaught with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.

The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 line-up (Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel and Limited models - all crew cab configurations with 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 engines and 8 speed automatic transmissions), is available now in showrooms across the Middle East.

Augmenting the Car and Driver 10 Best Cars franchise, which for the past 37 years has recognised the 10 best cars on the market in each January issue, the 10 Best Trucks awards in the February issue are organised around 10 segments. The list, based on extensive testing, recognises one winner from each category: subcompact SUV, subcompact luxury SUV, compact SUV, compact luxury SUV, mid-size SUV, mid-size luxury SUV, large SUV, mid-size pickup, full-size pickup and van.

Car and Driver evaluates each contender against its peers using a 100-point scale, basing each score on how well it meets its intended purpose, how good a value it is, and how compelling it is to operate. Any vehicle with a base price higher than US $90,000 is excluded from consideration, based on the editors’ belief that an oversize price should guarantee excellence.